November 23, 2005

Grace O'Malley

Last weekend, we came up with a new drink. I have named it “Grace O’Malley” with the help of Julie who suggested a female pirate name.

Here’s the recipe:

Grace O’Malley

1.5 oz Absolut Citron (or other citrus vodka)
1.5 oz Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients together over crushed ice and strain into a cosmopolitan glass.
Garnish with lime wedge or pineapple wedge.


  • Grace O’Malley was a seafarer in the 16th century. And she may even be a distant relative of ours, considering that she married a Burke and had children named Burke. I found this out after we chose the name.
  • I used Smirnov Citrus when I made this, and it was still quite good. You don’t have to break the bank with flavored vodka.
  • Enjoy your Grace O’Malley responsibly.
Posted by James at November 23, 2005 3:16 PM
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It sounds very tasty...tasty and inspiring.

Posted by: Sharon at November 23, 2005 4:39 PM

In the interest of full disclosure, the pirate's name that I suggested was Nellie Bly.

Fortunately, James didn't take my word for it. ;)

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2005 4:50 PM

Bly wasn't a seafarer, but married a Seaman.

That is, her husband was named "Seaman."

Posted by: James at November 23, 2005 4:59 PM

The actual name of this drink is the Pinky Tuscadero. When you make it, you'll see why.

Posted by: Maggie at November 23, 2005 4:59 PM

When Maggie threatened to call it by the name "Pinky Tuscadero" I panicked and started trying to think of another name.

Posted by: James at November 23, 2005 5:02 PM

Yeah. He wanted to make a Lizzy Borden, but rebuffed my suggestion of tomato juice, vodka, and ground chourico. That idea is still up for grabs if anyone wants it. I won't even charge a royalty. ;-)

Posted by: Julie at November 23, 2005 9:53 PM

Boy does that recipe make me not regret my decision to give up alcohol. The Lizzie, not the Grace. Grace makes me want to spend a few WW points trying it out...

Posted by: briwei at November 26, 2005 12:01 AM

I used to work with an Irish carpenter in Newport who used to call Sinead O'Connor "Old Bald Grania" which, we learned, was Grace O'Malley's nickname since she shaved her head. For more fun female seafarers (and possible drink names), check out Kiwi Joan Druett's She Captains. And: some good has to come from all that Parrot Bay out there.

Posted by: ThirdMate at November 26, 2005 7:28 AM

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